Aiden Jackson is an intern in the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division.
Aiden Jackson is a sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. She is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science and has high aspirations in the political sphere. She is an alumni of Young America's Foundation, the Leadership Institute, and Students for Life. Aiden frequently volunteers at her local crisis pregnancy center, A Woman's Choice, where she assists families in her community. This is her second semester serving as an intern on the NewsBusters team.
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The exploitation of mass shootings on the part of leftist late-night hosts in order to further their gun grabbing agenda has unfortunately become common practice in the aftermath of a tragedy. Thursday’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah used an unusual, gauche tactic to push for their gun control demands.
MSNBC is dangerously close to treading into the waters of becoming a full-blown conspiracy network, although many will argue they have already drowned. On Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Hill's Joe Concha seemed to think there was little hope of resuscitation for the network after he says they hit rock bottom this past week.
In the wake of the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, the ferocity of vitriol aimed at President Trump has passed the threshold into insanity. On Tuesday’s The Story, Fox News MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz pointed out the blatantly obvious irony that the media is replicating the same erratic behavior they accuse the President of displaying.
The press hit the lowest of lows (if that wasn’t already surpassed) when they asserted President Trump was responsible for the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. They capitalized on the anti-immigrant beliefs held by the El Paso shooter to do so, while evading the leftist ideology of the Dayton killer. On Fox News Tuesday, The Five exposed the stories the liberal media concealed over the weekend in order to further their leftist agenda.
The quintessential example of the leftist double standard is when sanctimonious media elites who are surrounded by armed guards, demand law-abiding gun owners be stripped of their constitutional right to defend themselves. The latest example came when Daily Show host Trevor Noah condemned Fox News for not demanding gun control.
To many in the leftist press, facts don’t matter as much as perception. So long as they perceive President Trump to be the cause of all the world’s problems, any lie can be spouted as truth. Sean Hannity alongside The Hill’s Joe Concha and America First Action Senior Advisor Sean Spicer slammed the utter absurdity of the media’s attempt to connect President Trump to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has established itself as the prime place for actors in Tinsel Town to rail against President Trump in any way they see fit. The latest to partake in the mockery was British actor Brian Cox on Monday’s program. The topic of discussion centered around Cox’s HBO show Succession, which depicts the family of a media mogul loosely modeled after News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch.
It is par for the course to hear demands of gun control from the media in the aftermath coverage of a mass shooting. The leftist brigade of late night hosts’ stood in solidarity Monday night in their opposition to the Second Amendment and calls for stricter gun laws.
When a CNN anchor is pleading with the Democratic Party to dial back on their extreme platform, it's clear how far left the field of 2020 candidates have gone. The once-in-a-lifetime moment of humility and brutal honesty coming from a member of the liberal press was delivered by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Even to the untrained eye, it is still very obvious that CNN is a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party. A former employee of the network and current radio host Chris Plante joined Thursday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss the corruption that has seeped into the foundation of the liberal media outlet.
Straight off the heels of night two, round two of the Democratic presidential primary debates, Daily Show host Trevor Noah offered his insights live with MSNBC political analyst and former Obama pollster, Cornell Belcher. Towards the end of the discussion, Belcher took the opportunity to scrutinize CNN for their somewhat incendiary debate format: "I don't want to beat up on CNN, but I'm going to beat up on CNN a little bit. The way they set it up, they almost set it up so there would be contention....I don't think that was particularly helpful and I certainly hope we won't see that again."
Not even a Democratic debate could distract the leftist late-night loon Stephen Colbert from trashing on President Trump late Tuesday night. Colbert welcomed Jeff Daniels on The Late Show where he became the latest in a series of actors on the program to make a vile comment towards the President, including the hope that Trump’s opponent can “punch him in the face.”
Let the clown games recommence! Tuesday marked night one of the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates and late-night leftist zealot Trevor Noah did not waste any time on The Daily Show following the debates to crown two candidates victorious for their performances.
As the Mueller testimony unfolded last Wednesday, the Russian collusion narrative was exposed and shattered to the dismay of the very media who perpetuated it. The deflation on the faces of cable news hosts’ was evident as the day went on. Greg Gutfeld pinpointed this disappointment during his monologue on Friday’s The Five.
For two years, the liberal media have convinced themselves and their Democrat buddies that Russian collusion took place in the 2016 election. On Friday night’s Hannity, fill-in host Jason Chaffetz spoke with The Hill’s Joe Concha and Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt on the mass Russia hysteria fueled by the press.
Elitist, left-wing celebrities have been at the forefront of the resistance movement in opposition to President Trump throughout his presidency. From Kathy Griffin’s severed Trump head to Madonna fantasizing about blowing up the White House, beyond-the-pale behavior from Hollywood has become the norm. However, on the Friday edition of CBS's The Late Show, actor John Leguizamo took the cake for perhaps the strangest critique of the President yet.
The network newscasts reacted to the elevation of Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister in the same way they did to Donald Trump: Shock and horror. Media elites are still scratching their heads as to how this series of events has come about, concluding the reason must be steeped in racism. Among them is none other than Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
Although many Americans have cooled down and are no longer feeling the “bern” this election cycle, Bernie Sanders continues to tour the liberal late-night circuit to make the case for his Presidential bid. The latest stop on the campaign trail was Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! where Kimmel fawned over Sanders with agreement and softballs.
It’s hard to see the Mueller hearings on Wednesday as anything other than a disaster for liberals in politics and in the media. Yet, Stephen Colbert further cemented his status as a “resistance” backer as he defended Mueller on Wednesday night’s The Late Show. Colbert berated Chris Wallace to the point that the Fox News host shot back: “You’re part of the anti-Trump tribe.”
Civility has not proven to be a strong suit for members of the Democratic Party or their friends in the left wing media. From CNN’s Don Lemon comparing President Trump to Hitler to the relentless racial smears on the President and his supporters, the press are the last people who should be lecturing the rest of the country on being cordial.